The Nigeria Army Corps of Military Police and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have pledged to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against financial crime.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig-General Mohammed Yerima and issued to The Triumph in Abuja, recently.
According to the statement, this understanding was the high point of the visit by the Provost Marshal of the Army, Brigadier-General OL Olayinka to the headquarters of the EFCC.
General Olayinka, who was received by the Director of Operations, Abdulkarin Chakkol on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said he was in EFCC to introduce his team to the commission and congratulate the executive chairman on his appointment.
He commended the cooperation between the EFCC and the Nigeria Army Corps of Military Police, noting that the corps has over the years benefited from the commission’s support especially in the area of forensic analysis.
He said that the Nigeria Army is going to establish its own laboratory but is yet to do that and is relying on EFCC’s forensic laboratory for analysis because it also deals with financial crime.
In another development, the Nigeria troops say they have successfully dislodged hoodlums that have been holding parts of Akwa-Ibom State hostage.